The Freedom Trap
by Desmond Bagley
Collins, 1971, [First Edition], ISBN 0002212625, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, price-clipped dust-jacket shows some rubbing, bumping, creasing, chipping and small tears to edges and corners (see photographs)
“Crime, like any other business, is conducted for profit. When someone figured out a way to make a profit out of engineering prison breaks, a new crime was born.
The Freedom Trap deals with a highly organised gang of scarpers whose business it is to spring selected long-term prisoners who can afford the price. It was the rapid growth and spectacular success of this latest industry that prompted Lord Mountbatten’s much publicized investigation and report. But when rumours started circulating that Slade, the notorious traitor-spy last encountered in Mr Bagley’s Running Blind, when he was jailed for forty years, was planning his escape from a top-security wing, M.I.5 felt they could not wait for the Home Office to take its usual lumbering action.”